Located just a musket shot from the Alamo and overlooking it from many rooms, the Emily Morgan resides in a 1924 Gothic Revival-style medical arts center, replete with gargoyles, said to have been placed there to help the doctors ward off diseases. But there’s little to suggest either battlefields or anything medicinal inside: Rooms are colorful and stylish, with salmon walls and leather accents. This historic—and reputedly haunted—hotel is a fun place to stay, and the lobby bar during happy hour is a lively local scene. A variety of specials also make it an economical choice.